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Canterbury (CT21)

The CT21 postcode area is located in the Canterbury postcode town region, within the county of Kent, and contains a total of 830 individual postcodes.

There are 33 electoral wards in the CT21 postcode area, including Birchington, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Hythe, Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Westgate-On-Sea, Whitstable which come under the local authority of the Shepway Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 25% of people in CT21 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of CT21 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The CT21 postcode is located in the Canterbury district of Kent in England. The area includes the towns of Hythe, Lympne, and New Romney and the villages of Ivychurch, Brenzett, Brookland, St Mary's Bay, Dymchurch, Burmarsh, Denton, and Lydd.

The area is part of the River Rother local government district and is included in the Dover local government district. It is considered part of the South East England regions of the United Kingdom.

The region of Canterbury district is well known for its local heritage such as castles, ancient fortifications, and churches. One of the most notable tourist attractions is the Canterbury Cathedral that houses some of the oldest structures in existence.

The region is known for its mild climate, with very little extremes in temperature, as well as its clean air. Unfortunately, the area has seen some severe erosion and the coastline can become up to 30 metres narrower in good times.

Within CT21, there are many communities that make up the postcode, all of which contribute to the district's vibrant economy. Much of the countryside is used either for agriculture or is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in order to preserve the environment for future generations.

The area is known for its maritime history, with many reminders still apparent throughout the region today. In addition, the lydd airfield is situated within the postcode and is in regular use today.

The area also has a great recreational offer. There are marinas, natural reserves, a golf course, and a number of public leisure facilities. There are also plenty of hills and scenic beach walks, as well as places to fish, sail and cycle.

CT21 is also home to many independent businesses - offering restaurants, galleries, cafés, and more - as well as larger commercial employers. Education is well-catered for in the area, with several primary and secondary schools, and the University of Kent which is located in Canterbury.

The district is very well connected with a railway network, with direct connections to London, Brighton, and the Channel Tunnel, as well as many smaller stations situated within the area. In addition, the CT21 postcode is connected by both road and ferry to nearby towns and cities.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in CT21 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 25%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 25% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 92%WHITE

92% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Kent

CT21 is located in the county of Kent, in England.

Kent has a total population of 1,820,400, making it the 6th largest county in the UK.

Kent has a total area of 1443 square miles, and a population density of 486 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Kent Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCT21
Postal TownCanterbury
MSOA NameShepway 008
LSOA NameShepway 008A
Local AuthorityShepway
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

CT21 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CT21, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Broad Street
East Stour
Horn Street
Shorncliffe Camp
Stone Hill
West Hythe
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